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Women’s Top 25 Capsules: No. 8 UCLA beats Arizona for ninth straight win

UCLA forward Michaela Onyenwere had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 8 UCLA to a 69-46 win over Arizona on Friday night. (Michael Owen Baker / Associated Press)
UCLA forward Michaela Onyenwere had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 8 UCLA to a 69-46 win over Arizona on Friday night. (Michael Owen Baker / Associated Press)
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LOS ANGELES – Michaela Onyenwere had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 8 UCLA to a 69-46 win over Arizona on Friday night, the Bruins’ ninth straight victory.

Kennedy Burke added 10 points and nine rebounds for UCLA (20-4, 11-2), which has won 11 of its last 12 and remains tied atop the Pac-12 with No. 9 Oregon and No. 17 Stanford.

Onyenwere, a freshman, posted her third double-double this year with her best rebounding effort of the season.

Leading by 17 at halftime, the Bruins had seven points from Onyenwere and six from Burke in the third quarter to break the game open, 55-28.

JaLea Bennett scored 19 points and Lucia Alonso had 11 for the Wildcats (6-18, 2-11), losers of five of their last six.

No. 9 Oregon 76, Washington 63

SEATTLE – Ruthy Hebard dominated on the interior while scoring 14 of her career-high 30 points in the third quarter, and Oregon pulled away from Washington.

The Ducks (22-4, 11-2 Pac-12) rebounded from last Sunday’s home loss to No. 17 Stanford and overmatched the Huskies on the inside. With the Ducks struggling to hit from the perimeter in the first half, Oregon went almost exclusively to Hebard to start the third quarter. She responded by making 6 of 7 shots in the quarter and helping Oregon build an 18-point lead.

Hebard made 13 of 15 shots overall, most of them within a couple feet of the basket.

Washington (7-17, 1-12) lost its fifth straight and simply didn’t have the size to counter Oregon in the paint. Amber Melgoza led the Huskies with 21 points and Mai-Loni Henson added 16.

No. 16 Oregon State 63, Washington State 61

PULLMAN, Wash. – Katie McWilliams made a pair of free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and Oregon State escaped with the victory over short-handed Washington State.

WSU’s Maria Kostourkova made 1 of 2 free throws with 1.9 seconds remaining to tie the game. McWilliams took a long inbounds pass and was fouled by Kostourkova while putting up a shot on the baseline.

Aleah Goodman hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 17 points. Marie Gulich scored 15 points to pass 1,000 in her career and grabbed 16 rebounds, and Pivec added 12 points for the Beavers (18-6, 9-4 Pac-12), who beat the Cougars for the ninth straight time.

Hristova scored 21 points and Chanelle Molina 10 for the Cougars (10-15, 3-10).

No. 17 Stanford 70, Utah 49

STANFORD, Calif. – Brittany McPhee scored 18 points and the Cardinal won their fifth straight.

Marta Sniezek made all three of her shots from the arc and scored 11 points with four assists, and Nadia Fingall added 10 points and six rebounds for Stanford (17-8, 11-2 Pac-12), which has won eight of its last nine games and is now 23-0 against Utah dating to the teams’ first meeting in 1986.

Daneesha Provo scored 14 points and Emily Potter 12 for the Utes (15-9, 6-7), who have lost four of their past five.

Southern California 77, No. 25 Arizona State 62

LOS ANGELES – Aliyah Mazyck scored 24 points, Kristen Simon added 22 and Southern California rolled to the victory.

USC (16-8, 6-7 Pac-12) snapped a two-game skid, both to UCLA. Arizona State (17-8, 8-5) had a three-game win streak end.

Mazyck was 9 of 17 from the floor and made four 3-pointers, and Simon was 8-of-17 shooting.

Courtney Ekmark scored 17 points and Charnea Johnson-Chapman had 12 to lead Arizona State.

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